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Dog Poop Forces Cross-Country Flight to Make Emergency Landing

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Saturday, May 31, 2014  |  Updated 10:49 AM EDT
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Pooping Dog Diverts Cross-Country Flight

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A dog aboard a cross-country flight pooped in the cabin multiple times Wednesday, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing, passengers said.

Some passenger took to Twitter to share pictures and complaints about their journey on US Airways Flight 598 from Los Angeles to Philadelphia. They said the large dog relieved itself in the plane's aisle as many as three times, making people nearby physically ill.

"So the full sized dog that's on my flight, well it did what dogs do & went to the bathroom when it felt like it smack dab in middle of aisle," Twitter user @ChrisLaw wrote.

The plane was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri, where a cleaning crew cleaned the messes, before eventually making its way to Philadelphia, according to passengers.

"The second time after the dog pooped they ran out of paper towels, they didn't have anything else. The pilot comes on the radio, ‘Hey, we have a situation in the back, we're going to have to emergency land,'" passenger Steve McCall told "Inside Edition."

The emergency landing wasn't the only headache for those travelers. Before takeoff, Flight 598 was delayed on the tarmac at LAX for two hours for fuel problems, passengers said. Even with the frustration of delays, one passenger praised the work of the on-board crew.

"Easy to crush airlines in these situations, but the flight crew has been great during 1,000 gallon GasLeak/Dog S***-gate 2014. Kudos to them," the Twitter user @ChrisLaw tweeted.

US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie called the incident a "rare and unfortunate situation."

 

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